Employers of Reddit, what is the most scandalous thing you have ever encountered during a background check of an applicant? (self.AskReddit)

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2549 comments submitted at 20:21:22 on Feb 17, 2014 by scrotesandhoney

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  • bantherone
  • 188 Points
  • 23:34:45, 17 February

Warehouse worker and no. Didn't know what the rules were for not hiring because of that so I just told him it wasn't a good fit.

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  • kmmeerts
  • -19 Points
  • 00:06:00, 18 February

You're an asshole. He served his time and is trying to make an honest living. It's not like he's a danger to children in a damn warehouse.

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  • Cheese_Grits
  • 21 Points
  • 00:17:11, 18 February

Pedophiles lower team morale in the workplace big time.

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  • DucoNihilum
  • 5 Points
  • 04:16:39, 18 February

Where should pedophiles work then?

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  • CrappyMSPaintPics
  • 4 Points
  • 09:15:40, 18 February

In Hollywood

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  • kmmeerts
  • -8 Points
  • 00:19:14, 18 February

They don't have to know. I'm pretty sure it's illegal to make public stuff like that in a decent country.

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  • Cheese_Grits
  • 9 Points
  • 00:41:01, 18 February

In my country, any public records are free to the public, because the public owns the records themselves.

If the People find you guilty of a charge, then I can read the record of your charge because I am the people.

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  • OneEyedMcGee
  • 3 Points
  • 06:18:42, 18 February

True but you have to watch what you do in the workplace because it could be considered harrassment.

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  • Diclbeard
  • -9 Points
  • 02:19:07, 18 February

TIL reddit has pedo's

Now give me karma!

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  • kmmeerts
  • 3 Points
  • 02:34:51, 18 February

Justice for all, apart from the people I find icky eh.

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  • Diclbeard
  • 1 Points
  • 06:22:41, 18 February

And indiscriminate black people in south central la on crack, they're just the remainder in the equation. Much like the child after a pedo diddles them

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  • bantherone
  • 25 Points
  • 00:26:31, 18 February

Nope that shit was ongoing. Either way you fuck kids you can take a hike. I'm not putting mandatory signs up in my store for that piece of shit. He might not have had a say in his feelings and urges but he sure as fuck had a say in his actions. And he chose to molest three kids. You will never change my mind on this. You just don't mess with kids.

*edit missed a word

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  • I_Liiiike_It
  • 4 Points
  • 06:49:37, 18 February

You make a good justification, everyone needs to make ends meet. I don't care who is a pedophile, don't wanna know. I will say as a general statement, anyone that would hurt a child is a GIANT PIECE OF SHIT. Not only the physical pain, but the many years of mental and emotional pain they will endure for much of their lives. Now for your justification, anyone that is, or is thinking about being a GIANT PIECE OF SHIT should know that it will live with you forever. It might as well be the scarlet letter, people will find out. I don't give these people a hard time, I've worked around plenty. But I don't want to know about it, there is no excuse, and I sure the fuck don't wanna be your friend. You might be rehabilitated, but you still did some shit that was more than fucked up, with a fuckin KID.

I might work at a factory, construction or somewhere else that might not have children around, but it still affects the work environment. Amazingly, the majority of people in the world find it extremely off putting (ie REALLY FUCKED UP) that someone would do such a thing to a child. The person is frowned upon, management become horrible for hiring a GIANT PIECE OF SHIT, moral goes down, productivity down.

I don't care what anyone says or does in their personal life, I usually don't judge, but anyone that hurts children is a GIANT PIECE OF SHIT in my eyes.

I've worked with kids in the other side of this equation and seeing how this shit affects someone, well they will get no sympathy from me. Deserve every bit of that persecution, and if you can't deal with the adversity that you have created for yourself then go back to jail. It might be easier.

Everyone has choices in life... anything sexual with a child is FUCKIN WRONG... everyone should know that.

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  • ballsround
  • -17 Points
  • 00:38:09, 18 February

The sad thing is you're encouraging child abuse through your actions.

You've shown this guy that society won't accept him, that there is no possibility of him being rehabilitated, no possibility of even getting the most basic of employment. So what motivation does he have to change his behaviour?

This is clearly a man who has urges to have sex with children. The way to stop him acting on those urges is to give him a reason to change, like say a job and a chance at a new life. You've taken that chance away, good job.

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  • yessircapntightpants
  • 19 Points
  • 00:59:11, 18 February

The serious side of this that no one ever thinks about is that in the states there are mandatory reporting laws for shrinks if a client confesses to any sort of pedophillic urges. They don't have to confess to molesting children or thinking they might molest children... If someone goes to their shrink and says they have sexual urges towards children and they never want to act on those urges and they want to make those urges go away, that shrink is required by law to report the patient as a pedophile. It means that no one can get help unless they get caught, and no one can get caught unless they actually do something that hurts children. It's a fucked up system and no one cares because they can write off the fact that the people they're hurting are just a bunch of scumbag pedos anyway. But the people they're hurting are also children, because a lot of people are just suffering from some fucked up sexual wiring and would do anything to fix it if someone would just help them.

I'm not saying let's go and defend child molesters because fuck anyone that hurts a kid, but we need to decriminalize the act of seeking help to make sure your faulty wiring doesn't cause you to hurt children.

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  • gRod805
  • 3 Points
  • 04:22:07, 18 February

I feel like in the future we will look back and realize how badly we're dealing with this issue.

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  • yessircapntightpants
  • 3 Points
  • 05:25:09, 18 February

I hope so. And I hope that future isn't too far off.

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  • DucoNihilum
  • 2 Points
  • 06:33:28, 18 February

> If someone goes to their shrink and says they have sexual urges towards children and they never want to act on those urges and they want to make those urges go away, that shrink is required by law to report the patient as a pedophile.

Source?

In order to report someone to the police, at least in the US, the person has to be a direct threat to someone else. Identifying an ongoing victim by name is an example of this.

There's nothing illegal about being a pedophile, just committing sex offenses.

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  • Story_Time
  • 18 Points
  • 01:10:45, 18 February

I love how reddit will always, without fail, jump at the chance to talk about how paedophiles are the real victims here.

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  • ballsround
  • 1 Points
  • 14:56:11, 18 February

Where am I talking about paedophiles being the real victims? And why am I suddenly reddit?

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  • DucoNihilum
  • 1 Points
  • 06:36:36, 18 February

I wouldn't say they are the "real victims" because that discounts children that have been victimized by sexual abuse.

At the same time, that doesn't mean either "children are not abused, OR pedophiles can be treated unfairly sometimes."

Children are obviously victims, it's a terrible situation, but treating sex offenders like subhuman monsters isn't the answer.

They should serve their time in jail, go through counseling, and reintegrate with society.

Preventing them from having a job or discriminating against them for other arbitrary reasons is pointless, and cruel.

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  • bantherone
  • 2 Points
  • 13:19:07, 18 February

I see your point. If it was a perfect world I'd say you're right. But it isn't perfect. I'm from a small town with a lot of competition. Within two days I'd have all the local business owners in here checking it out. My homeowner base would start diminishing and I would go under. Why would I risk my future, my employees futures, over someone who committed and continued to commit those heinous acts? There are times and places to make a stand. I am not wasting one of those on that guy.

*edit a word

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  • bridgeventriloquist
  • -1 Points
  • 08:34:46, 18 February

The sad thing is you're encouraging child abuse through your actions.

You've shown these people that society will accept them, that there is a possibility of them being rehabilitated, that they can find employment. So what motivation do they have not to molest kids?

Now, that being said I'd like to say that I don't necessarily believe that; I just wanted to point out to you that the opposite argument is equally as valid. In the end it comes down to whether you believe deterrence (is that a word?) or rehabilitation is more effective. If you want people to take your argument seriously, you need to stop trying to guilt-trip people and focus on making rational, well thought out points.

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  • ballsround
  • 1 Points
  • 14:57:27, 18 February

I think if this was an actual proper debate, I'd take a more logical and rational approach. But this is reddit and I'm a bit drunk.

Genuinely interested by the way you flipped my argument tho, good work.

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  • DucoNihilum
  • -3 Points
  • 01:59:45, 18 February

I don't know of a state where you would have to put up any signs.

Assuming this isn't a warehouse with children working at it, what's the problem?

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  • bantherone
  • 1 Points
  • 13:10:33, 18 February

My problem is that he would be dealing with customers, a lot of them come in my store with their families. Notifications would have had to been made. No questions there. My company also, withing 5 minutes of us, has two other options that sell the same things that we do. Now we've been around for over 60 years but in a small town where everybody talks, where do you think families are going to choose to shop? I am not risking it for someone who did those acts. He lost any and all empathy from me the second he acted on his urges. So yes, good on you for being the more enlightened person than me. I have a business to run and employees to look after. They earned my consideration by not fucking little girls. Their rights come first in my book. I am not attacking you. I understand what you're saying. It just isn't realistic in my experience.

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  • kmmeerts
  • -16 Points
  • 00:27:25, 18 February

You're a terrible person.

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  • bantherone
  • 1 Points
  • 13:20:42, 18 February

Nope, that guy is a terrible person. I have realistic problems to face and people who rely on me. They come first. Welcome to the real world, where not everybody wins.